Talking to your doctor about CAM
Some people do not talk about CAM with their doctors because they may not support their choice. Doctors now understand that people want to look at other options and are willing to talk about this with them. Doctors can only prescribe medicines that have been well-tried and tested. They sometimes have concerns that people spend a lot of money on treatments that have no proven benefit (nobody can prove they work) or could even do harm and affect hospital cancer treatment. People may choose to delay their cancer treatment in favour of CAM and may miss the chance to get the best possible result from their treatment.